Thursday, November 10, 2011

Shooting Squad Leaves For SEA Games Without Bullet Supply

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 9 (Bernama) -- The national shooting squad left for Palembang Wednesday without their supply of bullets for the 2011 SEA Games following flight regulations which prohibit passengers from carrying firearms.

Team manager, Muzli Mustakim, said the airline company had requested the team to produce a letter from the country which produced the bullet, which was Germany, before they could be allowed to carry the bullets on the flight.

"Normally, we do not have problems. I'm shocked because it is the first time that we have been asked to produce such a letter," he said when contacted by Bernama.

Muzli expressed concern that it would affect the team's performance.

"We have to look for the best mechanism to resolve this, which is either to get the bullets in Indonesia or look for other ways," he added.

Meanwhile, national shooter, Hazli Izwan said he was confident of bringing home a medal.

"With the training and experience, and this being my eighth stint at the SEA Games, it is not impossible for me to win a medal," he said.

The national shooting squad is not aiming for any medal but is confident of bringing some medals home.

At the SEA Games in Laos two years ago, the national shooting squad took home six silver medals and five bronze medals.

-- BERNAMA- By Ahmad Muliady Abdul Majid

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